|Jul-18-04|| ||DanielBryant: Impressive competition. |
|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Maurice Fox
Born 14th January 1898 in London
He was Canadian champion in 1927, 1929, 1931 (after playoff), 1932, 1935, 1938, 1940 and 1948.
|Dec-29-04|| ||MidnightDuffer: I'd like to see more games by Fox here, I may be able to find one ... |
|Jan-08-05|| ||WMD: He also beat Capablanca in a simul in London in 1919. Excellent game, which I shall sumbit for upload. |
|Jan-31-05|| ||WMD: Fox's score is now +2 -1 =1 against world champions. |
|Feb-01-05|| ||WMD: BCM obituary:
Maurice Fox (14 January 1898 - 25 June 1988) was born in the Ukraine, moved to England at the end of 1898, graduated from the University of London in 1921 and emigrated to Canada in 1923, winning the Canadian title eight times from 1927 to 1949, reports En Passant, journal of the Canadian Chess Federation. His win of the title in 1949 was ahead of Yanofsky, fresh from his European triumphs, and Bohatyrchuk. He beat Bobby Fischer in the 1956 Canadian Open.
|Mar-05-06|| ||MorphyMatt: <WMD> Which you will sumbit for download? How do you do that?|
|Mar-05-06|| ||WannaBe: <MorphyMatt> I did not understand first part of your question, but to submit a game, use the PGN Upload Utility on the home page. (Lower right hand side.)|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Shouldn't his Chessgames.com bio say something about him being one of the select few to have played (and beaten!) both Capablanca and Fischer? O.K., so it was a simul against Capa, and Fischer was all of 13 years old. Still, that's impressive enough to mention in his bio.|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Jim Bartle: "One of the select few?"
Aside from Keres, Reshevsky, Euwe, Fine and (ahem) Fox, are there any??
|Apr-22-06|| ||Whitehat1963: Are you saying five players is a lot?|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Benzol: <Jim> Erich Eliskases|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Jim Bartle: Whitehat: No, no, I'm saying just the opposite. I'm amazed there are even six (so far).|
|Apr-22-06|| ||Whitehat1963: You know who is really amazing, though, is Reshevsky, who played every champion from Lasker to Karpov. But unfortunately for him, he was unable to secure wins against Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Karpov. But he did manage to beat the others. I've often wondered who Reshevsky considered the greatest chessplayer of all time.|
|May-18-09|| ||WhiteRook48: he has a plus score vs Fischer|
|Aug-07-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Maurice Fox|
|Jan-14-15|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. chess master Maurice Fox.|
|Mar-19-17|| ||perfidious: Getting to sit opposite such titans as Capablanca, Alekhine and Fischer is a nice resume, considering that Fox was not a top-class player, even if Fischer was not yet the formidable force he would soon become.|
|Aug-04-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <perfidious: Getting to sit opposite such titans as Capablanca, Alekhine and Fischer is a nice resume, considering that Fox was not a top-class player, even if Fischer was not yet the formidable force he would soon become.>|
At least he could have entitled his memoirs "I played them all". Sounds like Reshevsky played them all, too, more successfully, but Fox definitely had his moments judging by his win against Capa.
|Dec-18-17|| ||Retireborn: Does anybody know if this guy's parents were diplomats or such, or did they change their name on leaving the Ukraine?|
|Dec-18-17|| ||beatgiant: <Retireborn>
Someone asks exactly this question in Winter's Chess Notes #6115, and he replies with a bio of Fox from _Chess World_, Dec. 1, 1949 but it does not have the answer.
Several biographies of Fox state that he was Jewish. In those times, for historical reasons, there were a lot of Jews with German-sounding names in the Western part of the Russian empire. So my best guess is, <they changed their name on leaving the Ukraine> from something similar, perhaps Fuchs (means 'fox' in German).
|Dec-18-17|| ||Retireborn: <beatgiant> Many thanks for that, very helpful.|